The rando season is progressing, and it's been an amazing season so far! This weekend is our annual Anchorage/Seward/Anchorage 200K/400K brevets. Need to get some serious distance before the Fireweed? This is the ride you want to be on. We've been offering this ride for over six years now. It's a classic. It's legendary [...]
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You all know that we had to push the Anch/Palmer/Anch 200K/300K back by a week. Now they're on the same date as the Denali Highway 200K. Damn, that's a tough decision. We had our BWR volunteers' meeting last week. Great turnout. Committed and involved people who're excited to make the BWR happen. If you're not [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on May 7th, 2013
This July cyclists from around the world will gather in Valdez to ride 1200Km (750 miles) from the shore of Prince William Sound, through Fairbanks, to Anchorage, in less than 90 hours. Modeled after the legendary Paris-Brest-Paris 1200Km Randonnée, and sanctioned by Randonneurs Mondiaux, The Big Wild Ride is part of the global randonneuring tradition, [...]
Bike-to-Work Month just started today, and Alaska randonneurs already have ridden 9,600Km! Randonneuring season is in full swing. Need to put the adventure and challenge back in your ride? Training for the Fireweed 400 or a big charity ride this summer? Or, simply just want a reason to spend a day on the bike? Come [...]
Come join us this Saturday for the Palmer Spring Classic – we'll put you on some mind-blowing backroads that are scenic, inspiring, and challenging! If you've never ridden The Valley roads, you're in for a real treat. The Palmer area has developed quite a reputation for high-quality, destination road riding. The Palmer Spring Classic has something [...]
Talkeetna was a blast! The town absolutely rocks – the streets were filled w/ happenin' folks, bikes everywhere, not a cloud in the sky, stunning views of Denali, lots of airplane noise, and the afternoon sun beating down on us. We've found a home for our opening-season rides. This is the second year we've started [...]
The roads are open, and in fine condition! The 2013 season opener 100K/200K rides are happening this weekend. See you bright and early for a special power-breakfast at The Talkeetna Roadhouse! Here are all the details: http://alaskarandonneurs.org/our-rides/talkeetna-100k200k/ Let's ride!
Posted in Uncategorized on Apr 10th, 2013
Sorry, folks. The shoulders are still too icy. Therefore, we're moving the ride to Saturday, April 20th. See you then!
Cast your cruelty aside, April. We’re riding anyways! Come join us in Talkeetna next Saturday, April 13th, for the launch of the 2013 Alaska randonneuring season. Talkeetna is a great destination town for us with its wonderful hotels, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and brewery. The Talkeetna Roadhouse is rolling out the red carpet for us with [...]
Come learn everything there is to know about randonneuring in Alaska. Rando info night at REI will lay it all out for you to make sure you get a solid jump on your most enjoying, adventurous, and challenging riding season ever. We’ll discuss ride formats, randonneuring history, riding styles & strategies, training, nutrition, bicycles, clothing, [...]
Winter Bike Fest 2013 is here with winter cycling events all month long! Winter City Urban Randonnée Come ride the Winter City Urban Randonnée February 17, 2013 — a rolling fund-raiser for the Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage put on by the Alaska Randonneurs. It’s an opportunity for all cyclists to support BCA while experiencing the [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Nov 1st, 2012
The Big Wild Ride 1200K was our most ambitious and successful project to date. And it could hardly have turned out better, both for the huge staff of wonderful volunteers, and for all our riders. We absolutely loved the whole experience of bringing riders from all around the world up here to enjoy what we [...]
Good thing we canceled the Kenai Backroads brevet. One of our local Kenai riders sent us this shot of the K Beach Road section of the course. This would've been a show-stopper. Washout on K Beach Road
Sorry folks, even though the skies have temporarily brighted this Friday, the National Weather Service still has a flood warning through Sunday evening for the Kenai River and low-lying areas. Therefore, the ride is cancelled.
Designing randonneuring courses that are new, exciting, and challenging is often a struggle in a region like Alaska with so few roads. It's tough to keep our courses fresh and the overlap between events to a minimum. That's part of the reason why our original 200K course, designed by past RBA Bob Voris, was put [...]